El Nino

Construction equipment sits at the former site of the now-demolished 320 Esplanade Ave apartment building. The building at 310 Esplanade Ave., which was yellow tagged and evacuated in late January, can be seen in the background. (Brendan Bartholomew/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Pacifica upholds yellow tagging of cliffside apartments

The latest chapter in the saga of Pacifica’s endangered cliffside apartment buildings…

 

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

At least 3 inches of rain to fall in SF in coming days

Three storm systems forecast for Thursday through Monday could drop over three…

 

A cyclist rides along recently installed temporary flood control walls along the L.A. River in Los Angeles on Feb. 12. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Feds: Still hope for El Nino drenching Southern California

WASHINGTON — Even though Southern California hasn't gotten the drought-busting rainy windfall…

 

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

‘Severe’ thunderstorms anticipated Sunday, Monday after overnight rainfall

San Francisco was drenched in more than an inch of rain Saturday…

(Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)
(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Storm ahead; SF issues heavy rain and strong wind warnings

Prepare yourselves, San Francisco, as heavy rain is anticipated Saturday and strong…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Dry spell ate away at snowpack of drought-ridden California

ECHO SUMMIT — An unwelcome three-week winter dry spell left the California…

Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the third manual snow survey of the season, at Phillips Station near Echo Summit on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Five months after the Valley Fire killed four and wiped out homes, many Lake County residents face personal and logistical hurdles that put full recovery years away, if ever, for some. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Long road to recovery after devastating California wildfire

MIDDLETOWN — A real estate agent waits to rebuild her home on…

Five months after the Valley Fire killed four and wiped out homes, many Lake County residents face personal and logistical hurdles that put full recovery years away, if ever, for some. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)

Ed Lee yelling, suites aren’t selling, forecast telling

Are you ready for some ... El Niño? Or maybe, in a…

Super Bowl 50 Host Committee chairman Daniel Lurie, left, welcomes Mayor Ed Lee, center, to a preview tour of the Super Bowl City fan attraction on Friday. (Eric Risberg/AP)
The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Snowpack in drought-stricken California hits five-year high

FRESNO — Recent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack…

The water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack in drought-stricken California was 136 percent of normal Wednesday when officials took the winter's first manual survey.  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
NFL field director Ed Mangan holds up a piece of sod as he prepares for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

Weather or not, Levi’s is dressed up, ready to go

At first blush, Levi’s Stadium appears to be a substantial upgrade over…

NFL field director Ed Mangan holds up a piece of sod as he prepares for Super Bowl 50 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara. (Jeff Chiu/AP)

El Niño beds should already be activated

“Shelter from the storm,” The City, Jan. 7 El Niño beds should…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Record-tying El Nino’s storms hitting parched California

Forced by drought to become miserly with water, Californians were warned against…

(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Storms to bring rain, snow to California all week

Light rain began falling north of San Francisco on Sunday in what…

Southern California is bracing for a series of storms expected to begin late Sunday that could last all week. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
Truck driver Jesse Arevalo, of Yakima, Wash., stows his chains after making the drive across Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Weird weather pattern turns weather upside-down across US

SEATTLE — A weather pattern partly linked with El Nino has turned…

Truck driver Jesse Arevalo, of Yakima, Wash., stows his chains after making the drive across Snoqualmie Pass, Wash., on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Scattered showers expected Thursday evening; surf advisory in effect

Bay Area commuters may have a wet commute on the way home…

SF plans to add 1,100 homeless shelter beds during El Niño storms

San Francisco is prepared to add 1,100 temporary shelter beds to provide…

SF plans to add 1,100 homeless shelter beds during El Niño storms

San Francisco is prepared to add 1,100 temporary shelter beds to provide…

Gov. Brown extends California water-saving measures in drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown is extending his executive order requiring Californians to…

Redwood City gearing up for El Nino

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association says the region might see strong…

This combo of images shows the three-month temperature, left, and precipitation forecasts for the U.S. Forecasters say this winter El Nino is about to leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. (NOAA via AP)

NOAA: Thanks to El Nino, the US looks pretty wet this winter

WASHINGTON — El Nino this winter will leave a big wet but…

This combo of images shows the three-month temperature, left, and precipitation forecasts for the U.S. Forecasters say this winter El Nino is about to leave a big wet but not necessarily snowy footprint on much of the United States, including parched California. (NOAA via AP)